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Dry Installs Case Study, Manhattan Loft Project, London

The Solid Wood Flooring Company

In Manhattan Loft gardens, they have a dry install system and are going to use the recommended system from Sika, then fit the floor fully bonded with our SW890 adhesive. Installation and site visits are part of our service. With large residential tower developments, there will normally be slabs for each floor. These will take at least two years to dry out completely. This means that unless the slabs have a DPM applied there will always be a chance of moisture affecting whatever is laid on the floor be it a cradle system or dry install underfloor heating system.

Battersea Reach

Buzon UK Ltd

Battersea Reach, an award-winning development consists of 1,350 apartments spread over 14 separate buildings surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, shops and cafes. Buzon UK supplied and installed the DPH pedestal range for the composite decking and paving to many of the terraces and balconies across the 14 separate apartment buildings. The DPH pedestal system is perfect for use at roof level as they allow for 5% slope correction and can accommodate a range of services beneath floor level as well as giving excellent drainage.

The Shard, London

Buzon UK Ltd

Standing at almost 310 metres, the viewing platform at the Shard is a `must-visit` for Londoners and indeed tourists, offering breath taking views across London and beyond. The architect required a support system that delivered perfect levelling for this iconic site, and the obvious choice was the Buzon DPH pedestal system. The end result was a millimetre perfect installation, laid onto falling insulation. The second criteria was the ability to support high live loads due to the heavy foot traffic, and with the DPH offering in excess of two tons per pedestal…the problem was solved.

Novotel London West

Buzon UK Ltd

Novotel London West is located in the centre of Hammersmith. The scope of works undertaken by Buzon UK included the supply and installation of the DPH support pedestal system. The DPH system offers uninterrupted adjustability and support loads in excess of 1000kg per pedestal - perfect for high traffic areas. On this project the pedestals support 800sqm of porcelain pavers providing absolute stability and a perfectly flat finish on an uneven roof base area. The Buzon ALUrail system was also installed in certain sections of the project where the positioning of small tile cuts and ramped areas were required.

Station Square Parade, Colchester

Buzon UK Ltd

Station Square Parade, located next to Colchester North Station is undergoing a substantial conversion from a large office building to 67 one and two bedroom apartments set around a terraced courtyard. Buzon UK have been commissioned to supply and install the DPH pedestal system to support 20mm Rucker Rowe porcelain paving to create an external courtyard and private balconies for many of the apartments. The DPH pedestal system offers excellent water control for raised external floors as the system allows for simple, fast removal of rainwater via access cavity and is fully adjustable from 17 to 1070mm.

Cheapside, london

INTRAsystems

Situated in the heart of the City of London, this high-profile installation combines INTRAform DM with a mix of ribbed rubber and INTRAlux Linear inserts, that works perfectly alongside the minimal white aesthetics of the lobby. By using INTRAform DM with a combination of inserts, the entrance matting effectively captures dirt and moisture to prevent its ingress into the sleek interior flooring beyond.

London Gateway

Technal

The terminal was constructed as part of the London Gateway Project, which also included the construction of Europe’s largest logistics park adjacent to the terminal. DP World acquired the London Gateway Plan in 2006 from P&O for £3.92bn ($7.3bn). The two facilities were built on the site of a former Shell oil refinery in Essex. Construction work on the £1.5bn ($2.43bn) terminal project began in 2010. It was privately financed by DP World. The two facilities together have generated approximately 12,000 direct jobs and more than 20,000 indirect jobs.

One Hyde Park, London

Buzon UK Ltd

One Hyde Park is a major residential and retail complex located in Knightsbridge, London. The development includes three retail units totaling 35,800 m2 and 86 residential properties with prices starting at around £20 million. Buzon UK installed 28,000 DPH pedestals to support Ipe timber decking to all roofs across all four buildings. The project was a success and Buzon UK were proud to be involved in installing their first-class products to one of London’s most prestigious developments.

170-bedroom airport hotel gets two blinds to every window

Astralux Blind System

This new Hyatt Place hotel in Hayes serves travellers using Heathrow Airport. Created from an unprepossessing 1960s office block the hotel features 170 bedrooms, 24-hour restaurant facilities and meeting rooms. Dearnleys were contracted to provide shading systems to effectively control the light to the bedroom spaces and installed 2 blinds to every bedroom window. An Astralux 3000 roller blind with screen fabric filtered daylight and an Astralux 4000 room darkening blind provided the dim-out required for sleeping.

Level Threshold Approach has Problem Covered

Cavity Trays Ltd

The forming of a level threshold would be easy if the designer did not have to consider the prevention of damp ingress. The problem is a number of elements converge at a threshold, and when the threshold is required to be practically level, it can be difficult to bring together protective measures in a manner that promote integrated functionality and structural convenience. A different approach to forming level thresholds is offered by Cavity Trays Ltd. It literally and physically covers the problem. The Type LTT Level Threshold Tray is a three-dimensional preformed DPC that envelops opening masonry skins.

Experts chose revolutionary Rockfon

Rockfon

Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic is installed to create unique acoustic ceiling designs in the refurbished headquarters of both building services engineers Max Fordham, and A+DP Architects – both long established expert practitioners in the field of construction and interiors.

Office Lighting for a Stylish CAT A Fitout. Birchwood Building, Leatherhead, Surrey.

299 Lighting

The transformation of the commercial property Chaucer House situated in Leatherhead Office park, sees not only a complete remodelling of the entire courtyard building but also its complete brand re-positioning. The interior architect and consultant liked the contemporary look and the performance of the Rio Suspended. To tie the lighting with the rest of the interior design, all suspended lighting was specified in a contemporary matte black finish and upgraded with DALI dimming. Our team worked closely with all parties involved on the project, the interior architect, consultant and the electrical contractor, ensuring the successful completion of the project.

MIne Tailings Capping and Drainage - Pozidrain SKL and Erosaweb, Carrshield MIne Works, UK

ABG creative geosynthetic engineering

The Barneycraig Lead mine located in the North Pennines operated between 1760-1920. Due to mine tailings being deposited on the River West Allen it became the second worst river by Northumbria River Basin Management. A plan to improve the river meant the tailings needed to be capped to prevent rain water infiltration. Stabilisation of the dam was also required. ABG proposed Pozidrain 4SKL, this provided a rapidly installed single layer system without compriising on containment. Erosaweb GWX was used on the 1:2.5 slope for soil reinforcement and this was fixed with a non piercing fixing solution.

Google HQ King's Cross

Buzon UK Ltd

The current Google HQ, with vast external floor space over several levels. The decking is a bespoke solid section 230 x 30mm composite, commissioned for this site. All fixings are hidden, giving a seamless look to the terraces, and clean lines. The main terrace areas are level and by using the DPH slope correction system, the wheelchair access ramps were easily achieved. A clever feature; the BM Unit travels over the decking, hiding the steel rails below. This enlarges the overall usable terrace space considerably, and gives uninterrupted views from the entire terrace.

Chelsea Football Club

Buzon UK Ltd

Buzon UK were commissioned directly by Chelsea Football Club to supply and install the DPH pedestal system to support over 430sqm of EBEMA concrete paving (supplied by Alfresco Floors) to a newly refurbished pitch-side terrace at Stamford Bridge. The terrace areas behind the pitch-perimeter was built up to 200mm to create a raised terrace specially designed for wheelchair users. Buzon pedestals are adjustable from 11 to 1120mm and thanks to their intrinsic strength and reinforced structure are recommended for use with heavier floor coverings such as large format concrete pavers and high live loads.

Royal Opera House

Buzon UK Ltd

On the fourth floor of the Royal Opera House is a decking area of around 600sqm. Originally a rest area for staff at the Royal Opera House, the decking area was to be re-purposed as part restaurant, part relaxation area, part meeting space and part open air dance training studio. Buzon UK were commissioned to supply and install the DPH pedestal system to support the GRAD decking system supplied by Alfresco Floors. The finished deck is part of a major transformation of the Royal Opera House by Stanton Williams and has been open to the public from September 2018.

2-6 Cannon Street, London

Outdoor Deck Company Ltd

2-6 Cannon Street is a high-end new build commercial office building located in the City of London. The Outdoor Deck Company were commissioned by Frosts Landscape Construction to supply and install the GRAD decking and rail systems, which were supported by the Buzon DPH pedestal system. This was a particularly challenging project as powder coated steel planters were strategically located in the middle of the roof terrace so installation had to be carried out around the numerous planters. Timber decked steps and ramps were also part of the overall terrace design.

One Hyde Park, London

Outdoor Deck Company Ltd

One Hyde Park is a major residential and retail complex located in Knightsbridge, London. The development includes three retail units totaling 35,800 m2 and 86 residential properties with prices starting at around £20 million. The Outdoor Deck Company supplied and installed premium grade Ipe timber decking to all roofs across all four buildings. The deck boards were supported by 28,000 DPH Buzon pedestals. The project was a success and the Outdoor Deck Company were proud to be involved in installing their first-class products to one of London’s most prestigious developments.

Google HQ King's Cross, London

Outdoor Deck Company Ltd

The current Google HQ, with vast external floor space over several levels. The decking is a bespoke solid section 230 x 30mm composite, commissioned for this site. All fixings are hidden, giving a seamless look to the terraces, and clean lines. The main terrace areas are level and by using the DPH slope correction system, the wheelchair access ramps were easily achieved. A clever feature; the BM Unit travels over the decking, hiding the steel rails below. This enlarges the overall usable terrace space considerably, and gives uninterrupted views from the entire terrace.

Premium Feature Lighting for Reception Area. 25 Wilton Road, London.

299 Lighting

25 Wilton Road is a bold and impressive £35 million highly sustainable mixed-use redevelopment scheme with a BREEAM rating. MAX Architects specified the premium feature lighting for the reception area and the ground floor collaboration area. The striking Falling In was used across the whole ground floor area. The premium pendants designed by German designer Tobias Grau are tactile and have a distinctively organic shape associated with the idea of falling drop of water. The visually appealing optical lens allows an even and glare-free light distribution. The LED technology features comfortable light and superbly smooth dimming.

The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Howe Green

The Custard Factory, built around a century ago to manufacture Sir Alfred Bird’s famous dessert, has recently been revamped into an arts and media quarter for Birmingham. Specialist subcontractors DSM Flooring were looking for a quality floor access solution to install in the highly trafficked entrance atrium in the development. Howe Green supplied the 5000 Series Light Duty Floor Access Cover to provide easy and safe access to the essential building services concealed under the flooring within the atrium. The 5000 Series cover lay flush with the flooring to prevent any slips or trips.

2-6 Cannon Street, London

Buzon UK Ltd

2-6 Cannon Street is a high-end new build commercial office building located in the City. This new-build includes an unusual shaped roof which has been designed to create a stunning exterior roof terrace. Buzon UK were commissioned to supply and install the DPH pedestal system to support GRAD decking and rail systems. This was a challenging project as steel planters were located in the middle of the roof terrace so the installation of the adjustable support pedestals had to be carried out around the planters. Timber decked steps and ramps were also part of the terrace design.

Gasholders, King's Cross, London

Buzon UK Ltd

The Gasholders’ – 149 distinctive canalside apartments and penthouses, built within a refurbished triplet of Grade II listed, cast iron gas-holder guide frames at the heart of King’s Cross, London. Our work on the project included the 149 private balconies, with 14 permutations, all with views across the capital. Variable in size from 7 – 15m², each balcony is curved with odd shaped sides, requiring a solution to accommodate and support the 20mm external porcelain paving. The Buzon DPH pedestal system solved this, not only accommodating the variable heights and slopes, but also the odd shaped pavers and curves.

ExCel Exhibition Centre & Aloft Hotel, London

Buzon UK Ltd

ExCeL is the largest permanent exhibition site in London that links up with the Aloft Hotel. The overall terrace area exceeds 2,100m², all on one level. Below the terrace are the car parks, with countless drain access points that require maintenance annually. The terrace required pedestals to accommodate a void of +/- 220mm, with circular adjustable spacer tabs to accept odd shaped pavers alongside linear pavers, however large enough to allow drainage for extreme weather conditions. The Buzon DPH series, with special rotating spacer tabs were used to achieve this. The total pedestals required exceeded 25,000 units.

White City Place, London

Buzon UK Ltd

Sitting opposite the former BBC Television Centre and adjacent to Westfield Shopping Centre, this exciting new development includes 10.4 acres of open space in the form of a new public park for White City, 1500 new homes including affordable housing and commercial premises. Buzon UK were specified to install the Buzon DPH pedestal system under a large area of timber tiered seating, creating the perfect space for the local community to enjoy. Buzon pedestals were also used in the construction of various external stage decks, bench seating and large terraces within the commercial area of the development.

Specialist Acoustic Installation Improves Historic Hannington Hall

Rockfon

We were delighted that Rockfon was chosen to provide the acoustic solution for the refurbishment of the historic Hannington Hall in Oxford. Pacy & Wheatley Director Craig Wheatley, “Working with Wooldridge and Simpson, we developed and achieved a superb project that controls the noise levels within Hannington Hall. Now, diners can enjoy the rich, banquet atmosphere with the reduction of unwanted reverberation.” Wooldridge and Simpson Project Manager Dom Stringer said, “The versatility and flexibility of Rockfon Mono Acoustic not only helped us to achieve the desired result it also offered the acoustic control necessary for a large reverberant space.”

Damp Proofing The Iconic Tower Bridge

Newton Waterproofing Systems

Newton Specialist Contractors ASF Waterproofing were called in to investigate why the Bridge Master's Quarters at One Tower Bridge was suffering from damp and proceeded to install multiple Newton products to resolve the issue. ASF installed a new internal damp proof course by injecting Newton 804-DPC into the walls, then sealing with Newton 313-WP, before quickly and easily spraying Newton 103-S as a final barrier to water. Externally, the walls were thoroughly waterproofed with four coats of the flexible, resilient Newton 109-LM. For complete protection, the waterproofing began 1-metre below ground level.

City Hall, London

INTRAsystems

City Hall is part of the More London Development located between world famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the south bank of the river Thames. It was designed by Foster & Partners and stands as an iconic building in the London skyline. Proud to have installed our popular INTRAform DM Entrance Matting at this iconic location

Crystal Palace Football Ground Fan Zone

Buzon UK Ltd

Crystal Palace Football Club play at the legendary Selhurst Park Stadium, based in London. Crystal Palace Football Club has created a brand new 900m² `Fan Zone` which is divided into various settings, including stages, a huge LCD screen, dining areas, shops and a football skills exhibition space. Buzon UK were specified to supply the components to achieve the high live load requirements, which included voids of up to 500mm. The DPH Pedestal system was used, along with the Alfresco Floors Ebema range of high impact concrete pavers. Other areas on pedestals include artificial turf lawns, stages, walkways and ramps.

ALEXANDRA PALACE

INTRAsystems

Originally built by John Johnson and Alfred Meeson as a public recreation and entertainment centre, ‘The People’s Palace’ first opened to great public fanfare on Queen Victoria’s birthday in 1873 but burnt down 16 days later. With typical Victorian spirit, work quickly began on a new Palace, designed by Johnson, which opened in 1875. To maintain this grand old building for generations to come The low-profile design of our INTRAform DM Low Profile Entrance Matting was selected

INTU DERBY

INTRAsystems

Intu derby is a large shopping centre located in the heart of Derby. Home to over 200 stores, shoppers are sure to find what they are looking for. The centre plays an important role in adding to the vibrancy of Derby city centre and the region, creating a busy hub for its community and tourist industry. Keeping all these shoppers safe is of paramount importance for the centre’s management. As a result, they chose to install the INTRAform DM Heavy Duty Entrance Matting to protect the internal flooring and ensure a clean and safe environment.

Primark Bromley

INTRAsystems

Primark has become a household name providing amazing value for money for shoppers around the globe. According to an article about Primark in The Economist, “For many shoppers, Primark has an irresistible offer: amazing trendy clothes at amazingly low prices. Using the INTRAform to offer excellent performance and longevity in high traffic areas and the INTRAform DM to offer excellent moisture absorption with extra wide fibre inserts in high traffic areas we helped maintain safety and keep internal floor finishes looking great!

Abbey Wood Station

INTRAsystems

Abbey Wood station is a recent development delivered by Network Rail as part of the Crossrail Project. The striking new station building, and concourse marks the start of the transformation of transport links from Abbey Wood to travel right through central London to Paddington. Keeping this influx of passenger safe is the job of INTRAsystems Entrance Matting System. Specifically, the INTRAform DM system with the highly durable FR insert to withstand all weather conditions, comply with all regulations and resist heavy to extreme foot/wheeled traffic. Find out more in our case study

Polyflor’s Affinity255 flooring adds sophistication to Swansea hotel

Polyflor Ltd

Heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles in stunning wood effects from Polyflor’s recently launched Affinity255 collection were chosen to give The Grand Hotel in Swansea a new look. Two authentically reproduced wood plank designs from the Affinity255 range were installed by local flooring contractor DM Flooring and Tiling at the hotel in Swansea city centre. Huckleberry Oak with intense grain detailing and surface texture was chosen for the hotel restaurant whilst the Smoked Walnut design with striking markings was used in corridors as well as in a herringbone design in conference rooms.

Brent Civic Centre

INTRAsystems

Designed by Hopkins Architects, Brent Civic Centre was constructed in 2013 as part of a major modernisation and centralisation initiative. It was the first public building to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating to make it the most sustainable building of its kind in the UK. Housing Brent’s civic, public and administrative functions, including community hall, library and civic chamber, alongside retail space and landscaped gardens, the 40,000 m² building provides a modern hub for the local community. To ensure safety and maintain interiors, the soaring, naturally lit foyer utilises our INTRAform DM entrance matting system. Read more...

Aldgate Tower

INTRAsystems

Completed in 2014, the 317,000 sq ft, 18-storey Aldgate Tower is home to some of the “world’s most pioneering companies” including WeWork, Uber and Groupon. Located on the corner of Whitechapel High Street and Commercial Street, Aldgate Tower is no normal office. The 16 floors of Grade A office space above are 100% let to high profile tenants so the entrance must work hard to ensure the reception maintains its aesthetic appeal. To meet these challenges, the two revolving door entrances use INTRAform DM with varying inserts to form an effective Zonal System read more...

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